CHAU RAM COUNTY PARK
“Chau Ram is located just minutes from Westminster and ten miles from the Federally designated Wild and Scenic Chattooga River.”
Chau Ram park is located at the confluence of Ramsey Creek and the Chauga River and is Oconee County’s “Best Kept Secret.” Visitors can enjoy 26 campsites, ready with water and electricity, over three miles of hiking trails and over a mile of the Chauga River running through the park with rapids such as the pumphouse rapids, can-opener and the V rapid. The main attractions of the park include a handicap accessible 40 foot waterfall cascading over large boulders as the Ramsey Creek flows into the Chauga River and a 160 foot suspension bridge spanning the Chauga River. Tubing, hiking, fishing, picnicking, camping and sight- seeing are routine activities enjoyed by visitors. The park also includes four rental areas for larger parties and gatherings, a new playground area, and is a favorite site for weddings.
National Geographic released a Special Publication in November - 2012 titled "50 of the World's Last Great Places - Destinations of a Lifetime". Our remarkable Jocassee Gorges is one of those places.
The Mountain Lakes region offers an abundance of nearby attractions including the Sumter National Forest, Wild & Scenic Chattooga River, world class waterfalls, Stumphouse Tunnel, Upstate Heritage Quilt Trail, a thriving arts community, Clemson University and re-vitalized downtown atmospheres full of shopping and dining.
- Number of Sites: 26
- Shelters: 4
- Recreational Buildings: 1
- Season: Campground closed mid-November through February. Park open for day use year round except three weeks near Christmas. Contact park for specific dates.
- Check Out Time: 12:00pm
- Pets Allowed
- Dump Station
- Tent Sites Available
- RV Sites
- Shower Facilities
- Electric and Water Hookups
- Campground roads are narrow. Check ahead for larger campers.
PARK DIRECTIONS & TRAVEL MAP
Directions from I-85 Northbound: Take Exit 1 North Hwy. 11. Proceed about 13 miles to exit for Seneca & Westminster. Go across bridge and take first right. At Stop sign take a right onto North Hwy. 123. Proceed four miles into City of Westminster. Go through traffic light. Bear left at fork and continue on through the next three traffic lights. At fourth traffic light turn right onto West Hwy. 76. Proceed 2.5 miles. At bottom of hill turn left onto Chau Ram Park Road.
Directions from I-85 Southbound: Take Exit 11. Right on (Hwy 24). Go approximately 15 miles to Westminster. Left onto Hwy 123. Bear left at fork and continue on through the next three traffic lights. At fourth traffic light turn right onto West Hwy. 76. Proceed 2.5 miles. At bottom of hill turn left onto Chau Ram Park Road.